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Pawn Wine Co - El Desperado Rose 2015


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Adelaide Hills
  • Wine Maker: Tom Keelan
  • Grape: Sangiovese Blend
  • Grape Percentage: Sangiovese & Tempranillo
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Limited Stock: (34 btls)
JH: 92 (2015) WF: 88 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

This Rose is made from grapes sourced from our Macclesfield vineyard. A delicate pale salmon hue signifies this as a wine to be consumed on a warm summers day, with food and friends. It shows lifted floral aromas mixed with freshly picked strawberries. The wine has a balanced acidity with a variety layered complexity that will astonish those drinkers expecting a simple quaffer. The palate has delicate hints of rose petal and Turkish delight, and should be consumed chilled or on ice. In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn that seems determined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured, a pawn that is as good as dead and so sets out to do as much damage as possible. For your drinking pleasure, when the rose on the label changes to reveal the skull(16°), it indicates the wine will need to be put on ice or back in the fridge.

Winery Information

Pawn Wine Co

At The Pawn Wine Co. there is a strong resolve to save unique grape varieties from becoming lost to the corporate world, where they are utilised simply as blending tools. To preserve the uniqueness and individuality of some of the most under-rated or misunderstood varietals, Tom Keelan is realising the potential of alternative wine styles and giving them their moment in the sun. “With the ever increasing centralisation of the wine industry, we, like you, could be forgiven for thinking.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2015)92 pts

Just so lively. You'd pretty much call this a joven style; all fruit, low or no oak, released young and with sheer drinkability as its raison d'etre. It nails the style, and achieves all its aims and then some. Drink young.

Wine Front (2015)88 pts

From Macclesfield vines, Adelaide Hills, and the grapes are tempranillo and sangiovese as the bottle says. Interesting label that lets you know when you need to get the wine back in the fridge (16 degrees), by revealing a skull – see the skull, put the wine back on ice. Simple, attractive wine. Vibrant cherry/cranberry scents. Crunchy texture. Refreshing acidity. Gently sweet then finishes dryer than a dessert. Tangy, crisp to close. You’d guzzle this in no time at all. Don’t think too hard.